THE EXTREME HANGOUT
Inspired by our love of extreme and adventure sports and our passion to protect the planet.
EXTREME established The Extreme Hangout in 2021 as a sustainability events impact platform to give young people a voice, popularise the climate movement and drive environmental action. Young and other underrepresented communities want a seat at the table and EXTREME made it its mission to deliver a stage where they could share their concerns and opinions, learn and be inspired.
Launched at COP26 in Glasgow, The Extreme Hangout became a leading fringe event where we took over a repurposed ferry on the River Clyde, created a space for anyone to come hangout, recharge and experience 11 days of inspiring story-led 'TedX' style talks, panel discussions, movie screenings and evening entertainment. Over 6000 people came to hear and be motivated by more than 200 incredible speakers. Please check out The Extreme Hangout at COP26 Glasgow video here.
We then ran again at COP27 in Egypt where The Extreme Hangout represented a coming together and celebration of all those with a shared passion for the healthy recovery of our natural world. We set up on the shores of the Red Sea, Sharm El Sheikh, co-located with the New York Times and created an authentic open air Bedouin village overlooking the reef and operated for 4 wonderful days and evenings. “The most beautiful, engaging event and maybe the coolest venue at COP27” Ivan Duque Marquez, Former President of Colombia. Please check out The Extreme Hangout at COP27 Egypt video here.
To date we have had over 300 incredible speakers (62% female) from Lily Cole and Bear Grylls to Paul Polman and the Prime Minister of the Bahamas join us, welcomed over 9000 visitors and achieved over 5m video views.
Building on the success of COP26 Glasgow, COP27 Egypt and having recently onboarded PwC as our first global sponsor, we are now rolling out an ambitious development and engagement program through the following initiatives:
The Extreme Hangout at COP - Our major annual 10-day event, totally inclusive, open to all and live-streamed globally. https://www.extremehangout.org/cop28-dubai
The Extreme Hangout Local, hosted locally, delivering one-to-two-day climate action events anywhere in the world. Using a similar model to Ted-X we partner with passionate change-makers from all over the world to deliver events in collaboration with regional organisations, influencers, activists, pioneers, innovators, cities, and tourism boards. For more information please see https://www.extremehangout.org/host-a-hangout
ANNUAL PROGRAMME TO DRIVE ACTION
Anchor event at COP every year, open to all, live streamed globally
Locally organised, global event series, rolling out to 50 locations worldwide
Media platform, live broadcasts, social, & podcasts driving year round engagement
With The Extreme Hangout, we want to engage and inspire young people, harness the power of sport, work collaboratively with amazing partners who are thinking outside the box, showcase and shine a light on anyone driving positive change for humanity and the world at large.
EXTREME HANGOUT COP28
3rd - 12th December 2023 - 10am to 10pm
Green Zone, Al Forsan Park, Expo City, Dubai
The UAE will host the 28th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28 Summit) in Dubai in December 2023, bringing together global leaders and organisations to accelerate action towards the goal of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
For 2023 The Extreme Hangout at COP28 will run from the 3rd-12th December, 10am to 10pm in the Green Zone, at the Al Forsan Park, Expo City, Dubai. Some of the world’s leading organisations, individuals and young changemakers will join us to inspire and drive debate, discussion and action. The Extreme Hangout and the Green Zone are open to anyone, and there is no cost to attend but you need to register for both. Please register here for Extreme Hangout and keep an eye on the COP28 Green Zone page for regular updates and for when Green Zone registration becomes available.
VENUE & LOCATION
Green Zone, Al Forsan Park, Expo City, Dubai
WHAT IS COP?
For the past 27 years the United Nations has brought together almost every country on earth for global climate summits, called COPs (Conference of the Parties). In the time since the first ever COP in Berlin in 1995, climate change has transformed from being a fringe issue to a global crisis.
The 28th COP will be hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates at the Dubai Expo City tentatively from the 30th November to the 12th December 2023. With an expected attendance of over 80,000 delegates including 140 heads of state and government and over 5000 media professionals, COP28 carries high expectations to drive vital and urgent action for the future of our planet.
THE EXTREME HANGOUT at COP 26 AND COP 27 RECAP VIDEOS